Cadus Single Vineyard 'Finca Las Torcazas' Malbec - Boutinot
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Cadus Single Vineyard ‘Finca Las Torcazas’ Malbec 2017

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Cadus

From a high quality, old vine block in higher Agrelo, this is a serious expression of Malbec which is characterised by its rocky terroir and small batch wine making. Award winning Malbec from Argentinean specialists of this native grape. High altitude, single vineyard quality that is truly of place.

Meet the producer

Cadus is a perfectly formed winery near Tupungato, in the shadow of the Andes Mountains, within the Uco Valley. This high...

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Production

This single vineyard site is located at a height of 1200 masl in the Alto Agrelo region of Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. Here, the alluvial soil surrounded by large boulders, has good drainage, limestone and low organic material which produces wines with greater concentration of flavours. Due to the wide temperature range in this area, the grapes ripen slowly. All grapes are harvested by hand in April and fermented in small cement vats, which makes it possible to obtain softer tannins. The wines is aged in fine grain French oak barrels for 18 - 24 months to aachieve its unique and subtle aromas.

Tasting notes

Deep dense purple in colour with a rich spicy plum, black berry nose, along with notes of violet, spice, vanilla and cedar. Powerful ripe red fruit mixed with prunes and and more sweet vanilla from the oak, with liquorice and dark chocolate on the finish. The wine has a lovely rich palate weight, with balanced grainy tannins matched by refreshing acidity. This is a wine that will age for a decade or more.

Food match

Roasted lamb, red meats, and the perfect match to the traditional "empanadas" from Argentina (home made meat pies). Or perfect as a comforting, fireside wine.

Awards

2013 Vintage

IWC 2017

Bronze

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